Forest Park is a renowned St. Louis attraction that is regarded as the finest public park in the city. It's a popular retreat for couples, families, dog-walkers and joggers. A range of leisure activities can be enjoyed in the park including cycling and boating.
Formed in 1876, Forest Park spans 1,300 acres of land in the west downtown area. A number of historic buildings and monuments are located within the park, including St. Louis Art Museum. Situated on the western half of the park, the building was originally constructed for the 1904 Louisiana Exposition Fair.
Other notable attractions within Forest Park include Missouri History Museum and Merriwether's Restaurant, which is located inside the museum. Here, visitors can enjoy drinks and light meals in a relaxed setting that overlooks the verdant park.
Near Art Hill, within the park, there is a natural amphitheater, the "Muny," which now hosts classical drama productions and open air concerts. There's also an Art Deco style floral conservatory, which is known as the Jewel Box on account of its peculiar shape.
Millions of visitors flock to Forest Park every year to take in the beautiful gardens and learn about the history of St. Louis. Visitors seeking hotels near Forest Park will find the Millennium Hotel St. Louis to be conveniently situated just a short distance away.